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Old 03-15-2012, 01:59 PM
Angelski28 Angelski28 is offline
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Toro 27HP L/C Kawasaki. 2000 hours. Deal or no deal?

Looking at a Toro 62" 27HP Kawasaki L/C machine. It has 2,000 hours. They tell me the engine will go 5,000 hours. Comes with a bagger system. Cost, $4,500. What are you thoughts? Good deal, or keep looking?
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:16 PM
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I say turn away and run. I've never had a toro, but that just seems like an incredible amount of hours for $4500. Things start tearing up slowly at that amount of hours, especially depending on how taken care of the mowers are. I know we're comparing apples to oranges here since the different size decks, but last year I got a John Deere z820a with a 48 inch deck, 25 hp kawasaki and only 125 hours for $3000. Just yesterday I got a scag pro-v walk behind with 2 hours on it for $2400. If you look around I'm sure you can find a deal, but like I said I think that's a horrible price. This is my opinion though.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:02 PM
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If the engine has good compression, it should be fine. Its the rest of the mower that I'd be concerned about. 2000 hours means a lot of stuff will be needing replacement soon if it hasn't been already.

Like chip said, way too much money for that machine in my opinion.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:33 PM
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I agree. Hydro's, spindles etc... They are wearing out around those hours and 4500 is alot for that. I bought 52" z master with 800 hours for 900 bucks
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:39 PM
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Yeah I think I will pass on this machine. I'm looking to get a Bobcat with a kawasaki engine. I just hope they are built well.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:32 PM
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Check the prices of NEW in yoru area.

BUT that machine WILL NOT GO 5000 hours.

More common is around 3000

NOt sure whos telling you this, But demand to see some specks on that info.....

a wooden nickle says they CANT....

BUT a replacement engine is NOT that costly

Best of luck on your decission
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